ST PAUL, Minn. — The young forward acquired by the Minnesota Wild in exchange for fan favorite Mikhail Granlund has at least two years to prove it was a good deal. 

Kevin Fiala inked a two-year, $6 million deal with the hockey club Wednesday. The deal will pay him $2.5 million in 2019-20, and $3.5 million in 2020-21.

The 23-year-old Fiala recorded 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) in 83 games last year with the Nashville Predators and the Wild. He was one of just three NHL players to take part in 82 or more games last season. He came to the Wild in exchange for Granlund Feb. 25, and totaled three goals and four assists in 19 games with Minnesota. 

Fiala was selected by the Predators in the first round (11th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.